Lyft driver injures woman in pedestrian crash

A Lyft driver struck and injured an elderly woman in San Francisco Friday afternoon. Police say the driver was turning left from Jackson Street onto Larkin Street when she hit the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

This incident brings up two topics about which I have previously written.  

  1. Left Hand Turn Pedestrian Accidents:  It is unfortunately an all to common scenario for drivers to fail to come to a complete stop and wait before initiating or completing a left (or right) hand turn.  Oftentimes, pedestrians are struck in the crosswalk as a result.
  2. Lyft Driver Negligence:  While I will leave the determination of who was at fault in this incident up to local law enforcement, if the Lyft driver was found to be at fault, would the injured party have a claim against not only the driver but Lyft Ride Share service as well?  See my blog on ride share services in California here:
Glotzer & Sweat LLP – California Personal Injury Lawyers

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